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Penance | Reconciliation | Confession

  • Weekday Confessions: 30 mins. before Mass begins in the Church vestibule on the Julia St. side.
  • Saturday Confessions: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Church vestibule; Julia St. side).
  • Sunday Confessions: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Church vestibule; Julia St. side).

Due to the confessional room being too small to allow for social distancing, confessions still need to be heard outside of the church confessionals. The following has now been implemented:

Weekday confessions will be heard in the vestibule of the church a half hour before each Mass. Please line up on the Julia St. side aisle. Someone will be there to assist penitents to know when the confession space is available.

Please maintain social distancing while in confessional line with a 6-foot space.

There will be someone to assist penitents to know when the confessional space is available. Please maintain social distancing while in confessional line with a 6-foot space.

Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy

Not only does the Sacrament of Penance free us from our sins however it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are freed to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).